The Lowdown on Activated Charcoal + NEW Products!Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine have used activated charcoal for thousands of years. Activated charcoal adsorbs most toxins, chemicals and poisons as they leave the body.
How does Activated Charcoal Work?
Activated Charcoal works by trapping nasty toxins & chemicals in its millions of tiny pores! Rather than absorbing the toxins, activated charcoal adsorbs them (- Absorption is the chemical reaction where elements bind to a surface rather than absorbing into it). Activated charcoal's porous texture has a negative electrical charge which results in it attracting sportively charged molecules, such as toxins & gases. Because activated charcoal is not absorbed by your body, it can carry the toxins that have bounded to its surface out of your body! We have recently extended our Charcoal family, check out the Charcoal Range here >>
To find out what happens when we combine this magical ingredient with bamboo fibers, know Bamboo Charcoal here >>
What is Activated Charcoal?
Activated Charcoal is a material that is produced from different carbon sources - when these carbon sources (such as olive pits, coconut shells & bamboo) are cooked at a really high temperature, a magical chemical reaction occurs! The high temperatures changes the internal structure, reducing the size of pores all while increasing the surface area. When this happens, all the harsh compounds disappear while a bunch of good compounds are added in all while being more porous than regular charcoal!
Top 3 Uses for Activated Charcoal:
1 - Activated Charcoal for Water Purification
Drinking water is essential to good health; however, typical tap water can be toxic and laden with chemicals, toxins and fluoride. Activated charcoal is used in water filtration systems throughout the world as it traps impurities in water including solvents, pesticides, industrial waste and other chemicals.
2 - Activated Charcoal for Gut Health
Environmental factors, including pesticides on food, chemicals in the water we drink and exposure to mould, create a toxic burden in our bodies. It’s important to routinely cleanse the digestive tract to support overall health and wellness. Activated charcoal can help promote a healthy digestive tract by removing toxins that cause allergic reactions, oxidation damage and poor immune system function.
3 - Activated Charcoal for Oral Health
Have your teeth become stained from coffee, tea, wine or berries? Activated charcoal can help to whiten teeth while promoting good oral health. Activated Charcoal changes the pH balance in the mouth, helping prevent cavities, bad breath and gum disease. It also works to whiten teeth by adsorbing plaque and other nasties that stain teeth.
We think it is safe to say that this stuff is practically magic - and the best part is, it’s all natural! Which means that activated charcoal gets an A+ on our toxin-free home report card. Our favourite part about activated charcoal is that it is so versatile! I never knew one item could make me cleaner, fresher and healthier in so many aspects of our lives!
Activated Charcoal Alcohol-Free Mouthwash
A gentle, effective mouthwash with activated charcoal. This rinse promotes optimal oral hygiene using the detoxifying power of charcoal. Made using reverse osmosis water, turmeric and xylitol. Vegan, cruelty-free, gluten free, without fluoride & available in 2 flavours.
Schmidt's Natural Deodorant Stick Charcoal & Magnesium 92g
This Charcoal & Magnesium deodorant neutralists odour and wetness naturally and effectively. As mentioned above, activated charcoal is renowned for its use of adsorption to soak up moisture and toxins as they leave the body. Magnesium remains one of the most precious minerals in the world, maintaining vital functions in our body as an electrolyte and aiding in the production of enzymes and antioxidants. CLICK HERE to find out more about this revolutionary product!
Dr. Organic Natural Charcoal Toothpaste with Activated Charcoal
Dr Organic Charcoal Toothpaste and Activated Charcoal works by deeply cleansing and effectively removing impurities. Providing long-lasting, naturally bio-active protection, Activated Charcoal forms a fundamental part of your daily oral care regime all while being expertly formulated to help whiten, cleanse and protect your teeth.
Stay fresh & dry all day long with our new Charcoal Toiletries! Individually selected to ensure quality all while looking after mother earth - give them a try & let us know what you think!
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL PURIFYING BODY WASH 250ML
Activated Charcoal is a truly unique ingredient particularly beneficial for use in skin, hair & oral care routines. In combination with a proprietary blend of organic essential oils and fruit extracts, Dr Organic have created a revitalising body wash that helps to remove impurities such as dirt and oil from the face and body resulting in the skin feeling deeply cleansed and purified.
LEMON & CHARCOAL VIRGIN COCONUT OIL SOAP
Handmade from the purest, certified organic extra virgin coconut oil that is hand pressed using our unique Direct Micro Expelling (DME®) process. This luxurious rich soap makes an all-natural lather that will leave you feeling clean, refreshed and moisturised. As they lather well even in salty and hard water, you will find them perfect for the bath, shower and laundry – for your ocean sailing and coastal camping – and even for washing your pet.
CLICK HERE to view our entire Activated Charcoal Range!